Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle provides a format for structuring short-cycle tests. Follow the steps below to learn about the four major steps. See Chapter 5 of the Leading through Learning Toolkit for more detailed directions on use.
Define the solution
Design a test
Test the solution
Collect data on how the solution works
Analyze the data
Compare what happened with what was predicted to happen
Glean insights for the next problem-solving cycle
Determine what to do based on what was learned. Abandon, modify, or expand the use of the solution?